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Lauren Blais

Web Team Lead

Office of Marketing and Communications

Lauren Blais is the web team lead for the Office of Marketing and Communications. She brings to Terry a decade of strategic development of scaleable web solutions for UGA's largest college, Franklin College of Arts and Sciences, where she served as the project manager and Drupal front-end expert. In 2019 Franklin recognized her as the IT Professional of the Year. 

She holds state and/or national awards in video production, photography and news writing, and a Media Leadership Certificate from Grady College, Cox Communications and the Poynter Institute. In 2015 she graduated cum laude from UGA's Grady College with a Bachelors of Arts in Journalism, emphasis in Publication Management, and a minor in Women's Studies.

In her spare time she works to improve transportation in Athens-Clarke County, serving on TSPLOST 2023 and the Athens in Motion Commission.


A.B. Journalism, Grady College of Journalism and Mass Communication, University of Georgia, 2015

Awards, Honors and Recognitions:

IT Professional of the Year, Franklin College of Arts and Sciences, 2019


Athens-Clarke County Committees and Commissions:

  • Chair, Athens in Motion Commission to Implement the Bike and Pedestrian Master Plan, 2020 - present
  • Chair, TSPLOST 2023 Advisory Committee, 2021 - present
  • Vice-chair, TSPLOST 2018 Advisory and Oversight Committee, 2017 - present